You eat clean most of the time. You have a fairly regular exercise routine. You’re at or near your goal weight, but you still hate the way your clothes fit. Does this sound like you? If it does, the experts at Aesthetic Medicine & Veins in Toronto may be able to help. Today, we would like to highlight one of the most popular body contouring treatments in the world, CoolSculpting. Read on to discover how CoolSculpting in Toronto can help you achieve the aesthetic of your dreams and if it will help you lose weight.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary body contouring treatment sometimes referred to as a fat removal treatment. During CoolSculpting in Toronto, your physician will apply an applicator with a suction device attached. The vacuum gently sucks in the treatment site to better target any groups of fat cells which are bunched too close together. Then, a precise, controlled cooling will freeze your fat cells to death.
CoolSculpting in Toronto is so popular because of the cooling technology. First, the cooling sensation numbs the treatment site, which prevents you from feeling any pain or discomfort during your treatment. Second, fat cells freeze to death at a higher temperature than surrounding tissue cells. Therefore, no surrounding tissue is damaged during your treatment.
Is CoolSculpting in Toronto Safe?
CoolSculpting in Toronto is completely safe. In fact, it is Health Canada-approved for both safety and efficacy. During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history and assess your current health to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. However, because this treatment is non-invasive, nearly everyone is a good candidate for this fat removal treatment.
Will CoolSculpting Help Me Lose Weight?
CoolSculpting in Toronto is not designed to help you “lose weight”. It is designed to remove fat. But many people find the difference confusing. To understand, you must first understand a little about human fat cells. By the time you reach adulthood, your body has grown a certain number of fat cells. These fat cells may shrink or expand depending on your weight, but you will always have the same number of fat cells. Your body cannot grow new ones.
How Much Weight Will I Lose With CoolSculpting?
How much weight you will lose with a CoolSculpting treatment session depends on several factors, including the trouble areas treated and the volume of fat in those trouble areas. On average, CoolSculpting results in a volume loss of 25% per treatment session.
If you have 10 pounds of excess abdominal fat, your first treatment session will remove approximately 2.5 pounds of fat cells. However, this ignores the fluid loss that comes with the treatment, so, you may lose over three pounds of weight per treatment session. As long as you understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, you should be satisfied with your results. If you’re not, we will be glad to provide a follow-up treatment session.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatment sessions you will need depends on several factors, including how much fat you need removed, where those fat deposits are on your body, and how many sites you need treated. While CoolSculpting removes 25% of localized fat deposits, it can remove up to 80% of fat volume in smaller regions, like your underarms.
During your in-person consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and current figure to give you an idea of how many treatment sessions to expect. Some clients need two treatment sessions to sculpt the perfect abdomen. The first treatment removes 25% of localized fat, leaving 75% of initial fat deposits. The second treatment removes around 25% of the remaining 75%, or an additional 18.75% of your initial fat volume removed. This adds up to a total fat removal of 43.75% from your abdomen.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
CoolSculpting treatments usually take between 35 minutes and an hour. DualSculpting is a revolutionary new CoolSculpting technique which involves the use of two applicators running at the same temperature for the exact same amount of time.
This means your fat removal will be symmetrical if you treat two sides of your body, like your inner or outer thighs, chest, upper arms, hips or flanks. It also means larger areas, like your back or stomach, won’t take as long to treat. If you have a lot of fat to be removed across several large regions of your body, like your middle back, upper abdomen, flanks and hips, treatment may take up to three hours. During your initial consultation, we will give you an estimate of how long your initial treatment should take.
When Will I See Results?
You will start to see the results of your treatment about a month after your initial CoolSculpting session. But it’s essential that you understand how the treatment works. CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells to death. Afterwards, your physician will gently massage the area to break up any blocks of fat.
Once your fat cells die, it will take a while for them to be absorbed by your body and filtered through your lymphatic system. With the help of deoxycholic acid, your lymphatic system processes your dead fat cells the same way it handles dietary fat. After about a month, a good deal of it has been filtered by your kidneys and flushed out of your body as waste. You can see the final results of treatment after roughly three months.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
There is no question that CoolSculpting in Toronto is safe. The real question is if it is an effective method of achieving your aesthetic goals. Now that you understand CoolSculpting in Toronto is for fat removal rather than weight loss, you may be an excellent candidate for this body contouring treatment. One of the most important factors affecting your candidacy for this treatment is a realistic expectation of the results. Here are a few more:
You Are Close to Your Ideal Weight
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are within 30 pounds of their goal weight. When you gain a lot of weight, your skin stretches to accommodate the swollen fat cells. When those fat cells shrink, your skin may take a while to settle into position. Your skin’s elasticity is its ability to “snap” back after it’s been stretched.
One of the most incredible benefits of CoolSculpting is its ability to help you lose those last 10 pounds. The results of this treatment may be just enough to motivate you to put in those extra minutes at the gym or say no to the free office doughnuts.
You Have a Healthy Lifestyle
If you’re already at your ideal weight, congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve maintained your goal weight for three to 12 months. The best candidate for CoolSculpting is capable of maintaining his or her goal weight. If you gain weight in the future, there’s no telling which fat cells on your body will expand.
The stress hormone cortisol, along with insulin imbalance, causes people to gain weight primarily around their abdomen. However, if you are not diabetic, do not experience stress-related weight gain and have excess fat removed from your chest and upper arms, you may find that you gain weight in those same areas after treatment. Since the number of fat cells in the treated region is reduced, the visible effects of weight gain will not be as pronounced. Fat cells can only expand so far. However, you may need a maintenance treatment to get back your desired contour.
You Are Not Pregnant
You can absolutely get pregnant after your treatment. Health Canada has shown that CoolSculpting does not affect your ability to conceive, carry and deliver a child or nurse. However, we do not recommend this fat removal treatment for anyone during pregnancy.
Pregnancy causes hormonal fluctuations. The result of these fluctuations is weight gain. A lot of the weight gained during pregnancy is excess blood and other fluid which will be lost when you deliver your infant. However, some of the weight you gain is excess fat from consuming more calories than you and your little one needs. Give yourself time to lose your “baby weight”. If you’re unhappy with your post-natal body, we are more than happy to help you sculpt the contours of your dreams.
You Are Fairly Healthy
The ideal candidate for this treatment is in pretty good general health. If you have an active skin infection at the treatment site, for example, we will have to postpone your session. Barring a rare blood disease or nerve disorder, however, there is an excellent chance you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
You Hate the Way Your Clothes Fit
Sometimes, our fat distribution can make filling our wardrobe impossible. To find pants that fit your thighs, you have to buy pants that are far too loose in the waist and hips. You have to alter the bust of your dress because you carry all your weight in your stomach and dresses that fit your stomach are far too large in the bust. This treatment can help with these issues.
You Feel Disproportionate
Even if you are at your goal weight and have no trouble finding clothes that fit, you may still feel your fat distribution is disproportionate. This is especially common in people who experience weight gain caused by stress, pregnancy or insulin resistance. If you feel your body is perfect except a little stubborn fat on your lower abdomen, CoolSculpting is the perfect body contouring treatment for you.
You Want Natural-Looking Results
Among the many advantages of CoolSculpting over invasive body contouring procedures is how natural the results look. There is no swelling or puffiness that takes days to recede. Nobody will ever know you had “work done” unless you tell them. More importantly, it takes a few months to see the final results of treatment. Therefore, it will appear you are losing those last stubborn pounds of excess fat through a clean diet and regular exercise. There is no dramatic fat reduction that happens immediately, making it obvious that you opted for a cosmetic procedure.
You Don’t Have the Time for Downtime
Because CoolSculpting in Toronto is non-invasive, there is no downtime. You can go straight back to work after your treatment like nothing ever happened. In fact, the powerful cooling technology may invigorate you and make you feel better than you did when you walked into our office.
Take the First Step in Achieving Your Desired Contours Today
We all have insecurities. CoolSculpting in Toronto can target trouble areas and remove fat from the most stubborn parts of your body. Contact the experts at Aesthetic Medicine & Veins in Toronto today to schedule your initial consultation. Our mission is to help each of our clients be as happy with their aesthetic as possible. We can’t wait to meet you and help you sculpt the body of your dreams.